Wheels fares are changing effective January 1, 2019!

Wheels is making fare changes that may affect how you manage your Clipper account.

  • The price of the Wheels Senior/Disabled 31-Day Pass is increasing from $18 to $22.
  • Wheels is introducing a youth fare of $1.60 that will only be available to customers using a Youth Clipper card.

Prepare for these changes:

Manage your transit benefits by contacting your provider or logging into your transit benefit account.

Make sure your Autoload payment method has sufficient funds available. This includes transit benefit debit cards. Clipper recommends adding a backup credit card for your Autoload purchases if you haven’t already done so. Log in to update your Autoload settings.

Apply for a Youth Clipper card by mail, email or fax or by visiting an in-person location. Learn more.

Questions about these fare changes? Visit Wheels for details.

Using Clipper on Wheels

You can use Clipper on all Wheels fixed routes.

Clipper automatically figures out the cost of your ride, including all discounts and transfers. See Fares and passes for more information on the types of value available.

If you are paying for your ride with cash value, you must have a minimum balance of $1.75 on an adult or Youth Clipper card or 75 cents on a Senior or RTC Clipper card.

To use Clipper on Wheels, locate the Clipper card reader on the bus. Tag your card by holding it flat against the Clipper logo on the reader, and wait for the beep and green light. The card reader either will verify that you have a valid pass and display the expiration date or will deduct the cash value fare and show your remaining balance.

If your card balance is low, the reader will beep twice and display a yellow light. You can still board the bus, but you will need to add value to your card before your next trip. If you do not have enough value on your card, the reader will beep three times and display a red light, and you will not be able to pay your fare with Clipper.

Find additional information on how to use Clipper and ways to add value. Clipper also works with a variety of transit benefits programs.

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